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    February 28, 2013
    Baarendse and Wiker named to ACC All-Academic team
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech senior volleyball players Cara Baarendse and Jennifer Wiker have been named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Volleyball team as announced on Thursday by Commissioner John Swofford

    This marks the fourth time that Baarendse has been named to the All-Academic team as a human development major. Wiker picks up her third All-Academic honor and has already graduated with her undergraduate degree in finance and is currently finishing up an MBA degree.

    Miami’s senior setter Nrithya Sundararaman was tabbed the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year as neurobiology major, and graduated a semester early with Magna Cum Laude honors and was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Second Team.

    On the court, Sundararaman led the league in assists with 10.72 per set and finished her career third in program history with 2,358. She earned honorable mention AVCA All-America, All-ACC, and AVCA All-Region honors.

    Eleven schools are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Miami with four apiece. Clemson and North Carolina had three student-athletes recognized. Boston College, Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest all had two players honored.

    In addition to Sundararaman, All-ACC Academic team members who also earned All-ACC honors this past season include Clemson’s Sandra Adeleye, Duke’s Ali McCurdy and Christina Gray, Maryland’s Ashleigh Crutcher, Miami’s Alex Johnson and Taylor Hollins, NC State’s Megan Cyr, and Virginia Tech’s Baarendse. Boston College’s Katty Workman and North Carolina’s Paige Neuenfeldt were named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team.

    Clemson’s Natalie Patzin, Duke’s Gray and Wake Forest’s Beck were named to the league’s academic honor team for the fourth time in their careers.

    The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

    To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

    2012 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

    Name

    School

    Year

    Major

    Krystle Higgins

    Boston College

    Sr.

    Finance

    Katty Workman

    Boston College

    Fr.

    Business Management

    Sandra Adeleye @

    Clemson

    Sr.

    English/Psychology

    Natalie Patzin %

    Clemson

    Sr.

    Bio-Engineering

    Alexa Rand #

    Clemson

    Sr.

    Special Education

    Chelsea Cook

    Duke

    Jr.

    Psychology

    Christiana Gray %

    Duke

    Sr.

    Psychology

    Ali McCurdy #

    Duke

    Jr.

    Sociology

    Jeme Obeime

    Duke

    So.

    Undecided

    Olivera Medic

    Florida State

    Jr.

    Psychology

    Sarah Wickstrom

    Florida State

    So.

    Sport Management

    Susan Carlson @

    Georgia Tech

    Sr.

    Business Administration

    Kaleigh Colson @

    Georgia Tech

    Jr.

    Business Administration

    Anne Czarnecki

    Georgia Tech

    Sr.

    Business Administration

    Nicole Meyer @

    Georgia Tech

    Sr.

    Business Administration

    Ashleigh Crutcher

    Maryland

    So.

    Kinesiology

    Mary Cushman #

    Maryland

    Jr.

    Family Science

    Adreené Elliott

    Maryland

    So.

    Economics

    Emily Fraik

    Maryland

    Fr.

    Chemical Engineering

    Taylor Hollins

    Miami

    Jr.

    Public Relations

    Alexandria Johnson #

    Miami

    Jr.

    Accounting

    Savannah Leaf

    Miami

    So.

    Psychology

    Nrithya Sundararaman

    Miami

    Sr.

    Neurobiology

    Megan Cyr #

    NC State

    Sr.

    Communications

    Brieanna Merriwether @

    NC State

    Jr.

    Biological Sciences

    Tia Gaffen @

    North Carolina

    Sr.

    Communication Studies

    Cora Harms @

    North Carolina

    Sr.

    History

    Paige Neuenfeldt

    North Carolina

    Fr.

    Undecided

    Cara Baarendse %

    Virginia Tech

    Sr.

    Human Development

    Jennifer Wiker #

    Virginia Tech

    Sr.

    Business Administration

    Andrea Beck %

    Wake Forest

    Sr.

    Biology

    Danae Rosendall @

    Wake Forest

    So.

    Undeclared

    @ Two-Time Honoree
    # Three-Time Honoree
    % Four-Time Honoree

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